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Object Name FORK
Catalog Number 0985.13.00018a
Date ca. 1861-1865
Description The fork is carved from pine, with a lizard carved on the stem. It has a tapered handle and three tines. The fork is "attached" to a carved pine spoon (.18b) with the same lizard decoration.
Dimensions L-14 inches
Owned George D. Armstrong
Made Rev. George D. Armstrong
Provenance Rev. George D. Armstrong carved the pine fork and spoon while he was held as a prisoner at Fort Hatteras by Union Maj. Gen. Benjamin F. Butler on a charge of disloyalty. Rev. Armstrong was the Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Norfolk, Virginia from 1851-1891.
People Armstrong, George D.
Search Terms Fort Hatteras
Subjects POW's
Prisoners of war
Loyalty, Political